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Met Opera cancels rest of season, including live broadcasts

The Metropolitan Opera performs a scene from Strauss' 'Der Rosenkavalier.' Ken Howard/Metropolitan Opera

Update: In light of the circumstances involving the COVID-19 virus, the Metropolitan Opera has canceled all performances and rehearsals through the rest of the season, effective immediately.

This includes the live Met Opera broadcasts that air Saturdays on Classical MPR. In their place, Classical MPR will air its regular classical programming until further notice.

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GLASS — Akhnaten

Noon Saturday, Dec. 7, 2019
Disella Lárusdóttir, J'nai Bridges, Anthony Roth Costanzo, Aaron Blake, Will Liverman, Richard Bernstein, Zachary James
Karen Kamensek, conductor

TCHAIKOVSKY — The Queen of Spades

Noon Saturday, Dec. 14, 2019
Lise Davidsen, Elena Maximova, Larissa Diadkova, Aleksandrs Antonenko, Igor Golovatenko, Alexey Markov
Vasily Petrenko, conductor

VERDI — Macbeth

Noon Saturday, Dec. 21, 2019
(Performance from Fall 2019)
Anna Netrebko, Matthew Polenzani, Plácido Domingo, Ildar Abdrazakov
Marco Armiliato, conductor

MOZART — The Magic Flute

Noon Saturday, Dec. 28, 2019
(Abridged English-language version)
Ying Fang, Kathryn Lewek, David Portillo, Rodell Rosel, Joshua Hopkins, Patrick Carfizzi, Soloman Howard
Lothar Koenigs, conductor

R. STRAUSS — Der Rosenkavalier

Noon Saturday, Jan. 4, 2020
Camilla Nylund, Magdalena Kožená, Golda Schultz, Katharine Goeldner, Matthew Polenzani, Thomas Ebenstein, Markus Eiche, Gunther Groissböck
Sir Simon Rattle, conductor

BERG — Wozzeck

Noon Saturday, Jan. 11, 2020
Elza van den Heever, Tamara Mumford, Christopher Ventris, Gerhard Siegel, Andrew Staples, Peter Mattei, Christian Van Horn
Yannick Nézet-Séguin, conductor

VERDI — La Traviata

Noon Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020
Aleksandra Kurzak, Dmytro Popov, Quinn Kelsey
Karel Mark Chichon, conductor

PUCCINI — La Bohème

Noon Saturday, Jan. 25, 2020
(performance from Fall 2019)
Ailyn Pérez, Olga Kulchynska, Matthew Polenzani, David Bizic, Andrei Zhilikovsky, Jongmin Park, Arthur Woodley
Marco Armiliato, conductor

THE GERSHWINS — Porgy and Bess

Noon Saturday, Feb. 1, 2020
Angel Blue, Golda Schultz, Latonia Moore, Denyce Graves, Frederick Ballentine, Eric Owens, Alfred Walker, Donovan Singletary
David Robertson, conductor

BERLIOZ — La Damnation de Faust

Noon Saturday, Feb. 8, 2020
Elīna Garanča, Michael Spyres, Ildar Abdrazakov
Edward Gardner, conductor

MASSENET — Manon

Noon Saturday, Feb. 15, 2020
(Performance from Oct. 26, 2019)
Lisette Oropesa, Michael Fabiano, Carlo Bosi, Artur Ruciński, Brett Polegato, Kwangchul Youn
Maurizio Benini, conductor

MOZART — Le Nozze di Figaro

Noon Saturday, Feb. 22, 2020
Anita Hartig, Hanna-Elisabeth Müller, Marianne Crebassa, MaryAnn McCormick, Mariusz Kwiecień, Adam Plachetka, Maurizio Muraro
Cornelius Meister, conductor

HANDEL — Agrippina

Noon Saturday, Feb. 29, 2020
Brenda Rae, Joyce DiDonato, Kate Lindsey, Iestyn Davies, Duncan Rock, Matthew Rose
Harry Bicket, conductor

MOZART — Cosi fan tutte

Noon Saturday, March 7, 2020
Nicole Car, Serena Malfi, Heidi Stober, Ben Bliss, Luca Pisaroni, Gerald Finley
Harry Bicket, conductor

The remainder of the 2019-2020 season has been cancelled. This includes the weekly Saturday broadcasts on Classical MPR.

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